Dr S Upendra Rao, Chief Technology Officer, State Bank of India

Dr S Upendra Rao

Chief Technology Officer
State Bank of India

Dr. S. Upendra Rao obtained Ph.D in Computer Architecture from IIT-KGP and was the youngest middle management officer (systems analyst) in the Tata Steel bearings division. He was youngest associate professor of CS in Andhra University College of Engineering; youngest Director of the computer centre in Hyderabad Central University and, as Joint Director-IT, Head of R&D, the youngest top executive in the history of SBI.

He served as GM- IT-Strategy, Architecture & planning division of SBI; Head of e-Learning; Loan Life Cycle Management, Enterprise and Technology Architecture, and IT-infrastructure divisions in SBI.

Dr. Rao also served as adjunct professor of NIT, Warangal, and national visiting professor of ISTE. He served as technical and academic board member of Shri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupathi; JNTU, Hyderabad; Osmania University; and the Department of Electronics, Government of India. He was also a board member at ACC and created "C" level course.

He published six books; 55 research papers; over 40 articles; attended over 60 invited talks; conducted 13 national level seminars; and won several awards and recognitions.

He served as technical advisory member at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad; IG Open University, Delhi; distance education program of University of Hyderabad; IDRBT; National Clearing Corporation of India; and the National E-Governance Programme (NeGP).

Some of Dr. Rao's achievements include establishing the first parallel computing laboratory in HCU; establishing a training institute in State Bank of Patiala; establishing an innovation centre at FinTech in SBI; establishing a start-up centre that aligned with the Prime Minister's vision of the "Make-in- India" program; initiating an incubation centre in Hyderabad and Mumbai for aspiring entrepreneurs; establishing a Centre of Excellence at SBIICM with private participation; establishing a Centre of Excellence for open source technologies; and establishing the largest Rs. 600 crore Captive Data Centre in Hyderabad.

He is a fellow of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and is listed in Asia's "Who-is-Who" in IT and has been honoured with the International Open Group President award for Federated Dynamic Architecture Integration (FDAI) model in the area of Enterprise Architecture.

Dr. Rao currently works as the Chief Technology Officer of SBI.

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